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This is really weird as it seems so simple to me, but just won't work.


isn't this the basic url filter to only show that item?

it does work however if I use


but this just seems wrong to me as I am only filtering by the id (ya send emails with link to the item/doc). am i missing something?

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I think you are thinking of the new/edit/display forms which usually look like this:

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right. this is totally correct...not sure what I was thinking. thanks though. – Justin Apr 18 '13 at 21:44

AllItems.aspx is a view and as such it expects to display multiple items which is why the second approach works. That syntax creates a filter on the view based on the ID field and shows the ID you specify. This is the same thing that happens when you filter on a column from a view.

If you are looking to link directly to an item, the URL would be something like this :


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yep. i dunno what I was thinking. thanks – Justin Apr 18 '13 at 21:44

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